Amazing Audiobooks Nominations

Updated April 1, 2014. Please feel free to suggest a title!

Curtsies and Conspiracies by Gail Carriger, read by Moira Quick.  Blackstone, 2013.  8 discs, ISBN: 9781478926481. In an alternate England of 1851, fifteen-year-old Sophronia tries to uncover who is behind a plot to control a prototype that has the potential to alter time travel.

The Dead in Their Vaulted Arches by Alan Bradley, read by Jayne Entwistle.  Random House Audio, 2014.  7 discs, ISBN:  9780307879851. Following a trail of clues, Flavia De Luce unravels the deepest secrets of the de Luce clan.   Surrounded by family and friends Flavia will do anything to land a killer.

The Impossible Knife of Memory by Laurie Halse Anderson, read by Julia Whelan and Luke Daniels.  Brilliance Audio, 2014. 8 discs, ISBN: 9781480553606. Hayley is the daughter of a of a war vetran suffering from PTSD.  They have just returned and settled into life in her father’s hometown, but life at a new school and the ever increasing severity of her father’s flashbacks has made Haley’s life unpredictable and uncontrollable. 

The Ocean at the End of the Lane by Neil Gaiman, read by Neil Gaiman.  Harper Audio, 2013. 5 Discs,  ISBN:  978-0062263032. When a man returns to his childhood home, a dark, hidden memory of that childhood is awaken as he strolls down the road and comes upon the pond at the end of the road.  Gaiman’s narration gives the story depth and helps develop the atmosphere he wished to portray in the written text.

The Naturals by Jennifer Lynn Barnes, read by Amber Faith. Listening Library, 2013. 6 discs, ISBN: 9780804167727. Cassie is recruited by a special unit of the FBI for teenagers with natural skills and is drawn into the case of serial killer whose victims are suspiciously like her dead mother. Faith’s narration highlights the thriller’s tense moments and helps the listener differentiate between many teen characters.

Steelheart by Brandon Sanderson, read by MacLeod Andrews. Brilliance Audio, 2013. 10 discs, ISBN: 9781480569133 After “Calamity” granted superpowers to ordinary people, society began to change. Instead of using their newfound gifts for the betterment of all, these “Epics” shaped things for their own pleasures. David first saw this when his father was killed by Steelheart, one of the most powerful Epics in the world. Now David seeks vengeance. Everyone believes in Steelheart’s invincibility, but David has seen him bleed. And David will see him die.